Sophie Atherton Freelance Journalist, PR Consultant & Beer Sommelier
I am a freelance journalist with more than 10 years experience of working in newspapers, PR and radio. I'm available for all sorts of commissions, big or small, national or regional and I also take on other writing jobs such as press releases, leaflets or blog content.
My specialist subject is beer - writing about which set me on the path to become the first woman in the UK to be accredited as a Beer Sommelier. I also continue to write about feminist issues and/or anything else which makes a good story.
My writing appears in national newspapers, such as The Guardian, The Times and Sunday Telegraph; in specialist/trade publications such as CAMRA's BEER magazine and The Publican's Morning Advertiser and also in a variety of regional publications.
As well as writing jobs I do freelance PR work including consultancy and press office services. My experience in this field comes from the five years I spent managing the South West regional press office for the RSPB and more recently running the PR campaign for Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight.
I also host beer tastings and similar events as well as giving talks about beer across the UK - and beyond if I'm asked!
As if all that wasn't enough I also blog about beer, co-host a podcast called The Beertalkers and regularly kick myself for not blogging about feminism more often.
If you want to commission/hire me to write for you, do your PR or run a beer tasting then do get in touch.
Mobile: 07946 112 025
You can also find me on Twitter... @SophWrites
View my website http://www.sophieatherton.co.uk/
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